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Armando Bacot Jr. commits to North Carolina



One time UK target Armando Bacot Jr. committed to North Carolina on Thursday. The 6-foot-10, 235-pound center picked the Tar Heels over Duke, Georgia, Oklahoma State and VCU, but before Bacot Jr. cut his list to five the Cats started recruiting him.

It was too little, too late for Kentucky. He didn’t make his list of 10, although UK wasn’t recruiting him. UK started talking with Bacot after he cut his list to 10 but couldn’t make much ground, UK didn’t make his final five.

Bacot Jr. had a great summer winning Peach Jam, being named MVP and winning a gold medal for the USA U18 team. He played three varsity seasons for Trinity Episcopal School in Virginia but announced earlier this summer he will transfer to IMG Academy in Florida. In his last two seasons at TES he went 61-5 while winning the 2017 state title and averaged 24.5 points, 12 rebounds and 3.5 blocks per game during the 2018 season.

UK remains in a solid spot for James Wiseman, Vernon Carey Jr. and Matthew Hurt. Kentucky is interested in Oscar Tshiebwe but haven’t offered. Bigs are a priority for UK in 2019.

Better UNC than Duke I suppose.


Article written by TJ Walker

8 Comments for Armando Bacot Jr. commits to North Carolina

  1. runningunnin.454
    6:15 pm August 16, 2018 Permalink

    Has he decided on the fake classes he wants to take?

  2. Cats4lyfe
    7:39 pm August 16, 2018 Permalink

    He is taking Underwater Basket Weaving 101 his freshman year.

  3. Headhurts
    8:05 pm August 16, 2018 Permalink

    Good fit, he looks like a dag gum Carolina player.

  4. serdi
    8:07 pm August 16, 2018 Permalink

    Guess he is not much of a student…tough when you are only interested in basketball and not getting an education to turn down North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

  5. Randall lee
    8:56 pm August 16, 2018 Permalink


  6. J. Did
    9:01 pm August 16, 2018 Permalink

    Ole Huckleberry Hound cheated for years at Kan’tsays. And, he’s been cheating for years at UNCheat under Bubba. Good luck to the young fella. Academically, he’s set – the word is they have ‘stunt’-students (stolen idea from dook and Coach Shuffsheffshee).

  7. Why is it better if he goes to UNCheat than Duke? They have 6 to Duke’s 5. If Nova doesn’t make one of the all time shots the UNCheaters have 7 and are nipping at our heels (no pun intended)

  8. Swizzle
    10:41 pm August 16, 2018 Permalink

    If they don’t sign with UK, I dont need to know about them.